Today's Announcements
Thursday, April 24th 2014

Please congratulate all of the 40 Skills USA Team Members who participated in the Nebraska Skills USA State Championships and especially Connor Pudenz, Anthony Connot and Emily Sysel who are newly elected State Officers. We also need to congratulate our Medalists and State Champs:
Gold Medal State Champions:

Silver Medalist:

Bronze Medalists:

Metro Magic Show and Jazz Choir Extravaganza
The Metro Athletic and Activities Association are sponsoring the first annual Metro Magic Show and Jazz Choir Extravaganza at the Holland Performing Arts Center, on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Titanium, PLSouth's varsity and award winning show choir, will perform at approximately 3:30 pm. The concert of 10 metro area schools choral ensembles will begin at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the Holland Center Box Office on the day of the event. All seats are general admission.

The Lions Club Young Leaders Service awards night is Wednesday, April 23rd 6:45 pm at the PLHS cafeteria. Please be there if you are receiving an award.

Honors Night . . . Caps and Gowns Have Arrived!
For those seniors participating in Honors Night, your caps and gowns have arrived! Please stop by the Guidance Department to pick them up. The gowns will need to have the wrinkles taken out of them before Honors Night - which is Wednesday, April 30.

Graduation Live Streaming and DVD Available
For those family and friends who are not able to attend the Graduation Ceremony, live streaming will be available! The broadcast will begin about 20 minutes before the ceremony and can be accessed at The ceremony can be watched on a mobile device through the YouTube app. DVDs will also be available for $20. Order forms are available in the front office. A new option this year is personalization of the DVD with the student’s name, for an additional $5. Pre-orders are preferred but orders will also be taken on site at graduation.

Lost and Found
Stop by the tables in the front office and claim any missing items.

Senior Video--We need pictures!
Seniors! Do you have any fun group pictures for the senior video? If so, please email them or bring them on a flash drive to Mr. Penas in Room B14 or email at

Drama Club/ ITS
There will be a Drama Club/ ITS meeting this Thursday at 7:30. We will be electing officers for next year so make sure to come!

News Update
Congratulations, Juniors! Because of your efforts on the NeSA-Mathematics, you have earned the whole school another hat day with music during the passing periods! Keep up the hard work and do well on your NeSA-Science, and the whole school could get 10 minute passing periods! Students will be allowed to wear hats this Friday, April 25th while listening to music in the halls between classes. Thank you for showing that Papillion-La Vista South High strives for “Excellence in All Things!”

Junior Class Committee
Hey Sophomores…junior year is right around the corner. If you’re interested in being a junior class officer that organizes prom, see Ms. Jatczak or Ms. Hahn in rooms F13 or F14 to pick up an application. We will hold elections on May 7th…so, pick up the application, get your teacher recommendations in, and plan your campaign today!

Students: On Wednesday and Thursday, April 23rd and 24th, our Juniors will tackle their final NeSA assessment - this time in science! Papillion-La Vista South students had great results last year on the NeSA-S and we want to do the same this year. All students should remember that PLSHS will be on block scheduling for these tests, and juniors please remember that you will be testing in your regular science classes for this assessment. Make sure to get plenty of rest the night before your test, to have a good breakfast, and to try your hardest. Everyone in the school is counting on you to show what the students at PLSHS are capable of, and to earn us all another reward for all of your efforts. Finish Strong - Go Titans!

Last Chance for a Yearbook
Yearbook sales will end May 1st . Order now so you don't miss out. Stop by room B10 or visit to reserve a copy. The price is $77.

Play Production Performance
Tickets are now on sale for the Play Production Class show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Performances will be April 24th & 25th at 7:00 pm in the Titan Theatre.
Adults $10
Students $5 or $3 with activity ticket
Don’t miss this Hilarious Musical; it will be the funniest spelling bee you have ever attended!

If you want a name stamp on your yearbook, you need to order by April 30. Yearbooks cost $77, and name stamp is $5 extra. Orders may be placed online at or in room B10.

Cybersecurity Career Field
Cybersecurity is the hottest career field today. To help you and your student prepare, Bellevue University is hosting the CYBER++ Lockdown Competition on April 26, 2014 as part of the Nebraska Science Festival. This event is a cyber-defense competition designed to test your science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills. It is open to all high school and community college students. Teams of 2 to 4 students along with a mentor/coach will match wits to fix vulnerabilities and toughen system security. No prior cyber security experience is needed. Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers in each category. Form your team for this FREE event today! April 26, 2014, 8:30 am - 3 pm

End of Year Notice for Online Lunch Accounts
It’s been great to see so many parents enjoying the convenience of depositing money into lunch accounts online at Some important things to keep in mind now that the school year is coming to a close:

Job Opportunity
Nebraska Furniture Mart is currently hiring 16 and older for cashiering positions at $9.20. 18 and older can apply for positions in the warehouse at $10.25 or $11.50. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Apply at Flyer available in Career Ed.